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Washington Corporation & LLC Filing Requirements

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General Info

Agencies

If you have further questions regarding business filings or fees, need additional filing forms, or want to contact your state's business division, here is the agency's contact information.

 

Washington Secretary of State

P.O. Box 40234

Olympia, WA  98504-0234

(360) 753-7115

http://www.secstate.wa.gov/corps/?m=undefined

 

If you have further questions regarding business taxes, need additional tax forms, or want to communicate with your state's tax division, here is the agency's contact information.

 

State of Washington
Department of Revenue
2101 4th Avenue, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98121-2300
(206) 956-3000

1-800-647-7706

FAX: (206) 956-3037

http://dor.wa.gov/

Washington State Statutes

To research the State Statutes for Washington Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships, click here.

 

Licensing

 

If your entity will be operating a business in the state, after it is formed, it is responsible for obtaining any and all business licenses required by the state & local agency(ies).  There are often two types of licenses: General state &/or local licensing, to insure that your business pays all state and local taxes; and occupational licensing, often required in medical & technical fields, to insure that the business conforms to the state's regulations for its industry.

 

State Licensing

The Washington State Department of Licensing allows you to obtain your file your Master Business License Application online & by mail.  Upon approval, your business will receive a Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number.

Occupational & Local Licensing

Contact your state or local agencies regarding any other licensing issues.

 

Corporations 

 

Annual Filing Requirements

 

Annual Report

Fee:

The annual license renewal fee is $59. The fee for an initial annual report is $10.

 

Forms:

You may obtain an annual report by calling the SoS office at (360) 753-7115.

Annual Renewal (Online) - Online Annual Renewal

Initial Annual Report (Online) - File Initial Annual Report

 

Due Date:

 

A corporation license renewal and annual report must be filed with the Department of Licensing on or before the expiration of the corporation's corporate license, or not less than 30 days or more than 90 days prior to the expiration date of any staggered yearly license. An initial report is due within 120 days of filing incorporation.

 

Corporation Tax Returns

Tax:

There is no income tax in the state of Washington.

 

 

Limited Liability Company

 

Annual Filing Requirements

  

Annual Report

Fee:

The annual license renewal fee is $59. The fee for an initial annual report is $10.

 

Forms:

You may obtain an annual report by calling the SoS office at (360) 753-7115.

Annual Renewal (Online) - Online Annual Renewal

 

Due Date:

A license renewal and annual report must be filed with the Department of Licensing on or before the expiration of the company's license, or not less than 30 days or more than 90 days prior to the expiration date of any staggered yearly license. An initial report is due within 120 days of filing articles of organization.

 

LLC Tax Returns

Tax:

There is no income tax in the state of Washington.

 
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